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Met Office yellow weather warning for heavy rain

Area covered by the yellow weather warning for heavy rain. Photo: Met Office

The Anglia region is included in a Met Office yellow weather warning for the risk heavy rain and localised downpours on Friday and Saturday.

The Met Office says 15-20 mm of rain could fall in an hour in some spots and there's the added risk of thunder, lightning and hail.

The warning is valid until 9pm on Saturday 28 June 2014.

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The Met Office says: "Following a lull in activity overnight, further slow-moving thundery downpours will develop during Saturday. This is an update of the warning first issued on Thursday, separating Friday and Saturday, to more clearly differentiate the perceived risks and areas to be affected."

"The public should be aware that the resulting downpours may lead to localised flooding and potential disruption to transport and outdoor events."


"A slack area of low pressure is expected to extend eastwards across southern UK on Friday and Saturday, bringing with it moist and deeply unstable air. Daytime heating will assist the development of heavy showers and thunderstorms. These are likely to become slow-moving and organised into bands giving some places 15-20 mm of rain in an hour or less and perhaps 40 mm in 2 or 3 hours. Hail and lightning will be additional hazards. As with the nature of showers, some places will escape the heavier ones."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's assessment

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